The Annapurna Base Camp Trek (ABC) is also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek and is one of the most popular short and medium length treks in Nepal. Nepal Lions Tours and Treks provides Complete travel guide to Annapurna Base Camp and Travel Guide to Annapurna Trekking. Annapurna trekking region in Nepal has been wildly recognized as a naturalist’s paradise. Also Annapurna trekking/tour region is a popular dramatic place for trekkers all over world. One can do 4 to 21 days trekking/tour in the Annapurna region. The upper sub-alpine steppe environment harbors some of the rare snow leopards and blue sheep. Other areas of Annapurna trekking region protect bird species such as the multi-coloured Impeyan, kokla, blood pheasant amongst a multitude of other birds, butterflies and insects. Many plants native to Nepal are found in the forest of Annapurna trekking region. The Annapurna conservation area has 100 varieties of orchids and some of the richest temperate rhododendron forest in the world.
For thousands of years people of diverse ethnic backgrounds have scratched a livelihood out of Annapurna steep hillsides. The advent of tourism and the phenomenal rise in human population has triggered a process of environmental deterioration. In 1968 Nepal’s former King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation launched the Annapurna Conservation Area Project.
With international support, the project aims to integrate environmental conservation with development that can sustain the area’s reserve base. The project aspires to improve local living standards, protect the environment and develop a more “sensitive” form of tourism. One of ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project)s most important function has been to develop and teach courses on environmental education in local schools and communities.
BEST SEASON FOR ABC TREKKING
You can go to Annapurna Base Camp trek any time of the year. Yet, the monsoon is not a good time. There is heavy rainfall during the evening or night but the dark clouds are ever present. This means bad to no view of the beautiful peaks. It also means leeches, mosquitoes, possible landslides and slippery roads. But, this is the time when animals are most active. If you are a keen biologist, then monsoon is best for you.
Clicks here for Travel Guide to Annapurna Trekking Season. The Four Season for Trekking:-
• Spring (March to May)
• Summer/Monsoon (June to August)
• Autumn (September to November)
• Winter (December to February)
Autumn is the best time to do ABC trek. Autumn is a dry season that offers clear blue sky and moderate temperature. This is the best time do any trek in Nepal and is, therefore, very crowded.
Winter is another season to trek for Annapurna but you must be well prepared due to cold and Snow. Dry air and clear sky with the best visibility but, during winter, it will be very cold and will snow. If you plan to trek in December, you need to prepare well with appropriate packaging.
Spring is another best time to do Annapurna Base Camp trek. Watch out for the avalanche though. Listen to the locals for the news about the avalanche ahead. In spring, the trail will bloom with red and white rhododendrons and many other exotic flowers found in this region, a good time to go for botanists.
ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREKKING MAP
Annapurna Base Camp is located in the Annapurna Conservation Area near Pokhara. It’s just to the west of Mardi Himal Trekking route. And east of Poon Hill and Ghorepani trekking route.
TREKKING PERMIT FOR ANNAPURNA REGION
Click here for detail about Permit process and Travel Guide to Annapurna Trekking. To trek to Annapurna Base Camp, you need two permits.
• Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) card.
• Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card.
HIGHEST POINT OF TREK
The highest point of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is 4,130 meters (13,549ft). The Highest slepping point is also at Annapurna Base Camp which is 4,130 meters, If altitude is your problem then you can stay at Machhapuchhre Base Camp at 3,700 meters (12,139ft).
MOUNTAINS VIEW ON ABC TREK
The Annapurna mountain range is on full show from various stages of the trek. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Manaslu are often highlights. From base camp Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annaprna III and Annapurna IV are also visible.
ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP ITINERARY
Nepal Lion Tours & Treks offers different Itinerary for Annapurna Base Camp trekking. Check out some of the best ABC trek itinerary from given link below.
ESSENTIAL GRAR CHECKLIST
Check out the Detail ESSENTIAL GRAR CHECKLIST and Travel Guide to Annapurna Trekking. Having an idea on the Ultimate Travel Packing Checklist, Hiking checklist and going on a hike for the first time is not something you do out of sudden. It takes careful planning and preparation to ensure that you will have the best experience, and stay safe during your adventure at the same time.
You can make necessary amendments to our checklist as per your need and convenience. In case, you couldn’t get any of the following listed items in your hometown or be in rush before your flight to Kathmandu, don’t panic! The equipment necessary can be easily purchased in the shops in Kathmandu.
Again, if you are worried about the quality of gears available in Kathmandu then the majority of them are manufactured locally and some are imported from China and they are of awesome quality. Remember to keep your luggage as light as possible for convenient travel. A porter is available for two people who will carry up to 25 kg at maximum, therefore, keep this in mind before you pack your bags!
A travel insurance policy to cover theft, loss and medical problems is an excellent idea for travel in Nepal. There are a wide variety of policies available, so check the policies carefully cause some policies to exclude ‘dangerous activities’.
Perhaps the beauty of the Himalayas comes with great risks. It is always best to prepare for any unforeseen risks that may occur while traveling. There are many insurance companies that offer travel insurance services over the internet. You can choose from a wide variety of insurance companies as per your convenience. Especially when it comes to trekking in Nepal, there is always a narrow chance of minor health issues, injuries and most importantly – altitude sickness.
Next, traveling in Nepal with a motive of trekking demands Travel Insurance and Nepal Lion Treks & Tours suggests its trekkers have minimum Travel Insurance of USD 100,000 which may include medical and emergency evacuation (helicopter and general medical) costs.
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HOW TO BOOK ABC TREKKING IN NEPAL
To make a Book trekking in Nepal and Online booking trekking and tours in Nepal you must send us a completely filled Booking Application Form, with 30% of payment of the trekking/hiking/tour cost. This will constitute acceptance by you of these Terms and Conditions. You need to submit a scanned copy of each passport of the team to our office via email (email@example.com) including passport size picture. Rest 50% of trekking cost and 100% of Peak Climbing cost should be paid as 2nd installment at least 15 days prior you leave from your origin to Nepal for the trip. The trekking/tour/ climbing/expedition trip starts only after full payments of the trip are made. Click here for detail Booking Process.